It’s well known that Draymond Green is one of the dirtiest players in the league, but there’s often a spin to whatever he does.
It’s going to be hard to spin this one.
In the third quarter of Friday night’s game in Oakland, Green delivered a cheap shot blow to James Harden’s wrist in order to get a hand check free. This is not simply clearing a jersey grab… this is a closed fist punch to Harden’s forearm/wrist. Harden has been struggling lately through the pain of a left wrist injury.
Green admitted the punch after the game, claiming Harden “pinched” him.
“He pinched me so I punched his wrist,” said Green. “He does it often, actually, which is kind of adolescent but whatever.”
The video speaks for itself.